The 20-year-old midfielder today signed for the Reds on a season-long loan from Everton and he sat down with iFollow to discuss his first move away from Goodison Park.
After a stellar season with the Everton U23s where he formed a key part of the side who lifted the Premier League 2 title, Williams now feels the time was right to take his first steps away from the club he's been at since he was seven-years-old.
He believes the Championship shoiuld suit his way of playing, as he told iFollow upon making the move this morning.
"The Championship is fast, it's frantic, played at a high-tempo. I spoke with Gethin (Jones) who was here last season about it and he told me the atmosphere is electric and everything is so fast. I think the division should suit my game.
"Everybody I've asked has had great words for Barnsley, they couldn't speak any more highly of the Club and I've been really impressed myself since I've got here. I've met the Gaffer and he's explained his plans for me and I feel he's the perfect manager to bring me on as a player, to develop my game."
You can see the interview in full over on iFollow now!
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